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Connected Data Transporters

How much? Imation buys Connected Data for $7.5m. No, really

Imation has bought Geoff Barrall’s Connected Data startup for just $7.5m, and finally appointed a new, although interim, CEO. The Clinton Group is the activist investor now in control of Imation’s board and it’s appointed board director Bob Fernander, a Clinton nominee, as interim CEO. He was interim president. Another Clinton …
Chris Mellor, 15 Oct 2015

Healthy Drobo set free by Connected Data to go it alone

Drobo, maker of simple-to-use personal data storage robots which you populate yourself with disk drives, is being spun-out by owner Connected Data, with an investment group buying the business. The firm was originally called Data Robotics but changed its name in 2011 to the name of its Drobo* product, which amassed a large and …
Chris Mellor, 20 May 2015
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Drobo releases range-topping fatter, faster 12-bay bruiser

Drobo – the data robot company that almost two years ago merged with Connected Data – has updated its rack-mounted B1200i product, making it both fatter and faster. Drobos data storage robots are remarkably easy-to-use storage devices which you can self-populate with disks, and which protect data with a BeyondRAID scheme, said …
Chris Mellor, 17 Mar 2015
Files on shelves

Connected Data gets serious about the business of file sharing

It’s now available in Europe – yep, Connected Data has upped its peer-to-peer, file sync ’n share game with Transporter for Business, a way of sharing files that has no public cloud security risk at all. The Transporter is a cone-shaped device providing private cloud, peer-to-peer file sharing for consumers. There are some 12, …
Chris Mellor, 4 Mar 2015
Transporter

Imation rolls out the Barrall

Imation has recruited BlueArc and Drobo founder Dr. Geoff Barrall to its board. Barrall has an impressive storage, having founded BlueArc, a hardware-accelerated filer startup which was bought by HDS. Subsequently he was the founder and CEO of Data Robotics, the startup which produced the Drobo (Data Storage Robot), a CTO and …
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 2014
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Dropbox-but-with-an-actual-box firm touts new biz appliances

Private cloud firm Connected Data has birthed a business-class, private cloud/file sync 'n' share product based on its consumer Transporter product's base. Transporter is a mini-cooling tower desktop lookalike housing a hard drive with internet connectivity. Peer-to-peer networks of Transporters can share and synchronise …
Chris Mellor, 24 Oct 2014
Drobo 4-bay

Storage boxen-flinger Drobo: Our Q4 numbers were not that NASty

Glossy storage boxen flinger Drobo has "adjusted" its prices and snuggled up to partners and says it is experiencing a resurgent demand for its products. A new 4-bay product should benefit from that. Drobo founder Geoff Barrall returned to the helm at Drobo when his ConnectedData startup merged with Drobo in May 2013. While …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2014

BEAM ME UP... twice: No local storage on Transporter Sync

Users of Connected Data's new file sharing and synchronisation Transporter Sync device have been complaining about the mini-Transporter's limitation: there is no local storage. The main Transporter devices have local libraries, but their absence on the Sync means users must store two copies of every file and folder that they …
Chris Mellor, 2 Jan 2014
Drobo MIni hand-held

Drobo tarts up storage boxen: Now they're APP SERVER platforms

External storage box-maker Drobo has turned its 5N desktop filer/shared network storage array into an app platform, with supported apps running on the 5N's controller. Drobo makes simple-to-use, stylish and scalable file storage and sharing boxes which protect the data within and require little management by consumers, pro- …
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 2013

Got the CLOUD FEAR? Connected Data has a black 'n' blue cone to sell you

Connected Data has introduced the second version of its private cloud storage device, Transporter 2, and is hoping to cash in on those users who have been put off by public cloud outages. This is a file sync 'n' share product with a difference; instead of files being copied from your computer to a public cloud service (Box, …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2013
Data Robotics Drobo

VCs take a nasty cold bath on Drobo deal, leave Barrall 'delighted'

So here on the El Reg storage desk, people talk of little else but the Drobo-Connected Data merger at the moment. Just what exactly is the story there? It's interesting stuff. Take a look at our little timeline here: Drobo timeline - 2005 - Data Robotics founded - October 2005 - $6 million A-round funding - July 2006 - $12 …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2013
DVD it in many colours

Moving on from Drobo. Optical archiving looks good to me, but ...

A call for help from Reg forums, where Ioan explains: I have a Drobo with quite some hard drives in it and, as time passes by, I feel more and more pressed to archive on different types of storage than magneto-resistive. I found in this section a very interesting post about a Sony optical archival device. Now, where can I …
Drew Cullen, 7 Jul 2013
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Drobo makes 'reductions' ahead of Connected Data merge

SME storage hardware maker Drobo, which is in merger talks with Connected Data, has laid off some of its staff, in what Connected Data CEO Geoff Barrall calls an orderly "Reduction In Force" (redundancies). Connected Data is a private cloud startup founded by Geoff Barrall in late 2011 and staffed by some of his old colleagues …
Chris Mellor, 31 May 2013

Transporter upstart Connected Data could will merge with Drobo

Updated Connected Data - the peer-to-peer, cloud-free, file sync 'n share Transporter-maker startup - could buy* Drobo, the supplier of the eponymous and absurdly easy to use protected file-storage devices. Both companies were founded by Geoff Barrall and he is currrently the CEO of Connected Data. Barrall also founded Drobo, whose …
Chris Mellor, 28 May 2013
Barracuda Networks Copy

Forget Dropbox, here's Drobo-box: Small-biz array meets Barracuda cloud

Security appliance maker Barracuda Networks has agreed to marry its online file-sharing service to storage biz Drobo's box of hard drives called 5N. People can upload and download files to and from Barracuda's Copy cloud, and share their data between desktop computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android devices and Microsoft's …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2013
Transporter

Barrall, beam me up: 'Private cloud' biz builds Transporter device

Data Robotics (Drobo) and BlueArc founder Geoff Barrall's new small biz Connected Data has revealed itself after gaining $6m in A-round funding and cash from a Kickstarter launch. Connected Data's product is the Transporter, a 2.5-inch disk in a small conical desktop package, which copies files to other Transporters in a …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2013

Drobo B1200i: The heavy-duty array even your mum could use

Review Drobo has jumped in to the enterprise storage market with the B800i and the B1200i iSCSI appliances designed to be the simplest devices of their kind. For the past month, I have put the larger of the two - the 12-disk Drobo B1200i - to the test. It has both served in my test lab and been pressed into production; I've tormented …
Trevor Pott, 1 Jan 2013

Drobo brings RAID, battery backup to the desktop - and the hand

Drobo has re-invented its desktop storage products, giving them a dose of Thunderbolt connectivity, SSD and 2.5-inch drive support, as well as introducing a portable Drobo mini. The company supplies curvy, snazzy-looking and ridiculously easy-to-use desktop and rackmount storage arrays with RAID-type protection and virtually …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jun 2012

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